Celebrating my husband’s birthday, perfect atmosphere & superb culinary experience.
Food is good, service is great. Suggest you dress for it being cold in the restaurant. Been there several times in the last 3 years and it has always been cold. My wife and I both wore slacks this time. Should have had on a long sleeve top/shirt.
Mothers Day. Our waiter Andre was great. Attentive, smart, great advice. Great pianist throughout. We loved it. Grouper with green tomato was a hit. Super mousse dessert.
Andre was terrific, and helped to make our evening wonderful. Great nightly piano music, excellent food and wine. Quiet, with a pleasant ambiance. Is now one of our very favorites.
Perfect event except for having to chase down maître de as no Waiter in sight for condiments such as salt/pepper, butter, jam.
Food is outstanding. Every flavor is perfect. Very comfortable setting.
Excellent food, professional staff. An excellent experience.
Very nice dining experience. One of the higher end restaurants on the island, but still casual. The gentleman playing piano in the dining room was a nice touch, soft dinner music. Food was solid and service very good.
The best thing about the ambiance is the piano player, Tues - Sundays! He takes requests & it was nice for my elderly mother as well as adults. The food was delicious - everything! The Caesar salad was slightly overdressed, but I take the blame for not specifying lightly dressed. The waiter was at first hurried, but slowed down to answer questions. The General Manager was having dinner with his family from England, so he probably was nervous.
The GM stopped by to say "Hello" and couldn't have been nicer!
It was a great experience.
PS - if you are traveling alone, you can listen to piano music, and probably eat in the bar. It's a classy place!
There was a piano player who was very good.
First rate food, prepared perfectly. Knowledgeable servers, and an amazing by the glass Barolo.
This was one of my favorite dining experience in a long time. The food was incredible and the service impeccable! Highly recommend!
Our week in Captiva was capped off with dinner at iL Cielo. The four of us could not have wished for a better evening out.
Comfortable setting, nice atmosphere, great pianist, dinner and drinks were amazing.
This will be one of the few restaurants on our list to see every time we go back.
My boyfriend and I ended our vacation eating here and we are so glad we did. The service was great, Andre, our server, was attentive and gave wonderful suggestions, and the food was absolutely delicious. I am not a fish eater, but I tried my boyfriend’s fresh catch meal and it was something i would order myself. I got the veggie ravioli and my only complaint was that there weren’t as many raviolis as I had hoped. But, that being said, they were so flavorful, and packed full, that I didn’t mind there only being five or six of them. We got the special butter pecan and donut dessert and it was phenomenal! We had a wonderful experience and will be eating there again, the next time we are in Sanibel.
Underwhelmed after all the hype. Service and ambiance are very nice but the food was very bland and not very well executed. Disappointed.
Never disappointed! Our favorite dining place on Sanibel!
Great happy hour. Regular menu selections and quality excellent. Fabulous atmosphere.
We have dined at Il Cielo several times in the past and have enjoyed it. It did not live up to our expectations this time. One entree the osso bucco (supposed to be a specialty of the house) was dry and virtually tasteless.
We so enjoyed Scott McDonald on the piano. Our food wasn't as good as the last time we were in.
First time visiting Il cielo and can't wait for a return visit. Great atmosphere,professional and friendly wait staff, good wine list and our entree's were the best part.
It’s been a while since we were here. Comfortable formal dining environment. Entrees were excellent. Non rushed meal. A little pricey but so are many of the meals on the island.
Enjoyed a quality dinner . Good menu choices. Will return and will recommend.
Perfect Dinner with my family and world class service.
Fabulous, simply fabulous in all aspects of our dining experience. Can't wait to go back!
Great experience. Will return on next trip
Girls get away on Sanibel Island.
Dinner celebration was just perfect!!! Delicious foods and fabulous drinks and desserts! The waitstaff was on it every minute. Great presentation.
Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend it!!!
Food and atmosphere was excellent- would highly recommend
The food was exceptional as always and the service friendly and very accommodating. Loved it, always a destination while on Sanibel.
This is where I celebrate all big occasions. The food is creative and beautifully presented, the wine list excellent, wait staff (Jamie) outstanding. The pianist, Scott, recognizes me and plays my favorite piece. We are always greeted warmly by Chuck.
I’ll Cielo is simply fabulous.
Il Cielo is one of a few more formal restaurants we have found on Sanibel. The food was very good and the piano player was a nice background addition. Service could use just a few tweaks, empty glasses removes, appetizer dishes cleared before entrees are served. The waiter was very forthcoming with recommendations.
My wife had never been to Sanibel Island and picked Il Cielo out of the blue. It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted a nice meal. We could not have been happier. It is fairly expensive, but we got what we paid for. The food was terrific, service friendly and not overbearing. We were delighted with the experience.
We celebrated a friends recent wedding and the food and service were excellent. Calamari was exceptional and a must order. All in all an outstanding evening and we will be back!
This is our go to place for dine dining on the island. We took friends from New York and they absolutely loved it. They raved about the calamari and mussel starter and the steak they each had. I had the tuna which was perfectly cooked. The salted caramel chocolate dessert is amazing....
Fabulous upscale restaurant for a night on the town celebrating a special occasion.
Excellent Ambience, Food and Service. Wish we had more time on vacation to go back!
Our favorite restaurant on Sanibel for two years in a row.
Great service and every dish was delicious!
Ate here recently and had a very good meal. Live entertainment and excellent service too.
We’ve been coming to Sanibel for many, many years and tried Il Cielo a few years back. Back then the service was bad and the food was just ok. We didn’t plan on returning, but decided to give it another try. We sat at the bar and honestly had the BEST food and service we’ve EVER had on Sanibel and we’ve tried every single restaurant on the islands (San/Cap). Bartender was top notch (Matt maybe?). Apps, entree’s and desserts were all outstanding. Our new favorite. We will be back!